The Cheesefoot formation is a complex labyrinth. I walked it
with 2 friends, quadrant by quadrant. It is approximately one mile's walk
following the underlay of the crop and letting it lead you gently round the
labyrinth. It was a truly wonderful experience, especially as we were the only
people in the circle at the time and we seemed to have entered another world
away from the noise and problems of our daily lives .
Labyrinths are ancient designs, Daedalus having designed the first one to house
the fearful Minotaur in 1600 BC. Over the years labyrinths have been used for
many different purposes from Ecclesiastical, ritual, magical protection, song ,
dance etc but perhaps the most important function is walking the journey of
one's life as we seek the Eternal Holy Grail, suffering the many twists and
turns as we tread our earthly pilgrimage.
When you look into this design you will see both Celtic crosses and chain links,
symbols of both Spirituality and Unity. These qualities symbolise the spirit of
unity and friendship that have characterised the London 2012 Olympic Games. How
beautiful is that?
Lucy Pringle Copyright 2012